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An assembly on tenants' rights in Montreal

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Bill 31, which reduced the scope of the assignment of lease, received attention during this meeting organized by Québec solidaire. (Archive photo)

The Canadian Press

More than 300 people attended a free information meeting on tenants' rights, organized by Montreal MPs from Québec solidaire (QS) in a church basement on Laurier Street, in Montreal, with Manuel Johnson, a lawyer specializing in housing law.

For the parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire (QS), Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, the fact that there were so many people present on a sunny Sunday is a sign that things are going badly in terms of housing.

The objective of this meeting was to raise awareness of the rights of Montreal tenants, an important first step, according to Mr. Nadeau-Dubois. The rights we have, they become real just when we have the real capacity to defend them, and the first step to defend them is to know them, he affirmed while mentioning that the QS offices are inundated with calls for help on this matter.

What happens in Montreal, too often, is “David versus Goliath” situations, tenants who do what they can but who too often face big speculators armed with very powerful lawyers.

A quote from Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, parliamentary leader of Québec solidaire

Also present, solidaire MP Andrés Fontecilla reiterated the intention to create a rent register which would allow you to consult the prices of housing that a person wishes to rent.

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